Vodka For Breakfast: Life on Board the Trans-Siberian Express

Published September 12th, 2018 - 10:28 GMT

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By Ewelina Lepionko

The Trans-Siberian Railway – the greatest train journey in the world, spanning over two continents, 7 time zones and thousands of kilometers – a key connection between Europe and Asia, is a dream journey on the bucket list of many travellers.

Many of the people who take the railway do so because they can’t afford a plane ticket. They are very organised for this trip. There’s a restaurant that’s usually in the middle of the train but, people mainly go there to drink beer. Generally people bring their own food and drinks tea a little too much. Food is the best way to pass the time. Continue reading below »

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It can be an important journey(Instagram)
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The train becomes this creative space and teaches you not just about Russia (Instagram)
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People spend a lot of time thinking (Instagram)
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After the train leaves the stop she brings you bed sheets (calvertjournal.com)
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On the Trans-Siberian railway, people aways wanted to interact, even if they didn’t speak any English (calvertjournal.com)
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The Trans-Siberian Railway (Instagram)

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Food is best way to meet and interact with people (Instagram)

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The Trans-Siberian Railway (Instagram)

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Russian people are really friendly (Instagram)

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Part of so many bucket lists and the dream (Instagram)

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It can be an important journey(Instagram)

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The train becomes this creative space and teaches you not just about Russia (Instagram)

Image 7 of 12The train becomes this creative space and teaches you not just about Russia (Instagram)

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People spend a lot of time thinking (Instagram)

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After the train leaves the stop she brings you bed sheets (calvertjournal.com)

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On the Trans-Siberian railway, people aways wanted to interact, even if they didn’t speak any English (calvertjournal.com)

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There’s someone to wake you up in the dead of night (calvertjournal.com)

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It can be an important journey. People spend a lot of time thinking and this helps them see life from a distance - the Trans-Siberian railway is probably the best place to experience this.

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